Friday, April 9, 2010

Frugal Finds? Maybe.

In my last post I mentioned I went to Michaels and they had some great stuff at 40-50% off.  Stuff that I probably shouldn’t have bought, probably don’t need and will probably need to say, “What? That?  We’ve had that for years! Where have you been?”. 

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I showed you the one little metal sign I had gotten and put on my yard sale basket that I spray painted white above.  Here are the other two I picked up that day.  They were 50% off at $1.99 a piece!   I was thinking of doing something similar to the “Flower” sign on one of the other baskets I got, and hanging the whole deal with flowers on the gate that leads into my yard.

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I also found that I {apparently} have a thing for cherubs ~ but only in my yard.  I only just realized this at the end of last Summer and I have several in different areas.  So I had to buy this little guy ~ again at 50% off for $7.99.  His wings are metal.

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I did get one item from Goodwill to share, too.  This little candle lantern for $2.99.  It matches the metal finish on my little table and chair set by our outdoor fireplace.  It came with the glass votive and dusty candle inside, too!  Just the right size for this little table.

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My love for decorating extends to the outdoors at this time of year!

Linking up with Frugalicious Friday over at Finding Fabulous, with thanks to our lovely hostess, Jane!

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Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!  It’s for some of the great finds I got at Michaels and ends April 15th!

28 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love the cherub! How come my Michael's never has these great sales? You'd think they'd all have clearance sections and the same sale prices but noooooooo!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I think those signs are darling. I also think it is hilarious that we all use those sayings with our hubby's. "Oh, I have had that for years" and "Where have you been?" Whatever works, right.
Brooke

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

The signs are great and what a deal! I love to see how people are moving their attention to the outdoors at this time of year. Now if only our rain would stop! Janell

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Kathy, what great finds!! I went yesterday and I didn't see anything like that :( Too late . . . . that latern is darling!!

xxoo

Lou Cinda said...

I love the metal signs!! And the cherub!! I have a thing for them too, in my garden as well.

Yeah, this was definitely stuff you HAD to have!

Lou Cinda :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great finds. I love all the signs and the cherub is stunning. Great find on the lantern too. I really need to get outside and so a little decorating. This is inspirational. Hugs, Marty

Jane said...

Great finds Kathy...especially those metal signs! I also love decorating outside. I saw some fabulous lanterns and tall candle holder's at Harris Teeter yesterday that I loved. But at $25 each I couldn't bring myself buy them. Ugh!!

Always Nesting said...

Good finds for your outdoor decorating.

KATHY said...

I really love the metal sign, and the cherub is so pretty!! I love all your great finds.I just got home from three different garage sales!! It was so much fun, and i bought some really good stuff. I get in so much trouble when all these sales start up.....Kathy

Manuela@TPOH said...

The angel with the iron wings is adorable! I totally forgot to go to Michael's for the after Easter sales!! Not that I need more Easter stuff.

Manuela

Eve said...

Love those metal signs, the fonts are so beautiful on it! What a fabulous find! Congrats.

Enjoy your weekend dear Kathy, cheers: Evi

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the little angel with metal wings.

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I love the hit the clearance isle at Michael's. I have found awesome bargins. Have and awesome weekend!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love the signs you found at Michael's! And you definitely got a great deals on them! And the Goodwill lantern is a fantastic find, as well as the cherub you found at Michael's. :)

I am so glad you stopped by and entered the giveaway! Come by and visit any old time! :)

Have a beautiful day!

Patty said...

Gosh I love that lantern, great steals ;)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Your cherub is looking cute! I need to start focusing on my outdoors. I'm inspired but right now it's cold. 80* yesterday and 50* today!

xinex said...

I love your signs, Kathy. Love the other great finds too....Christine

AB HOME Interiors said...

Great frugal friday, as usual!

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love those little metal signs, I'm going to get over to Michaels and buy some. You are making me jealous!

Do you know that I always wanted my name to be kathy. My Grandmom's name was Katherine with a "K" and I don't know why I wasn't named after her. Darn.

hugs
Sissie

Donna @ dh designs said...

Great finds Kathy - I love the little touches we add to our outdoor spaces to make them feel like home!

Still waiting for it to warm up a little here in Ottawa before I get started with my outdoor decor - although we matched Miami last weekend, this weekend we are considerably cooler - brrrr.

Rene said...

Great finds! You just can't enough of those little lanterns going into summer.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that cherub and I too have thing for cherubs.

mishebe said...

i think that little lantern is adorable. I have been looking at lanterns to paint like a mackenzie Childs one. still looking..

Karen Valentine said...

I LOVE a good bargain!!!! Everything is so cute! I think you win the prize for super shopper of the week! Have a wonderful weekend Kathy and Happy Spring!

Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I just have to get over to Michael's this week and see if I can find some bargains like you do.
LOVE those signs..

hugs and happy thoughts
Sonny

miss corner cape said...

not only were those signs great finds, but your idea about what to do with them was great. i am trying, thru blogging, to see the potential of items and look past color, etc, or how i can add to something to make it better.

thank you so much for the kind words about my sunroom, and for stopping by the cape on the corner!

Tardevil said...

I just featured that 'bloom' sign in my Easter post, but I think I only got it at 40% off. I didn't know what to do w/ it either, but it was too cute not to pass up. Like the little candle too!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love that little angel. And, great job on the wreath.

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